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Samsung S34J550 Review

4.5/5

The Samsung S34J550 display is elegant yet simplistic in design that packs a powerful punch. The ultra-wide screen provides users the required immersion to get that full experience.

Being a VA panel, the Samsung S34J550 will give you the best of both worlds of performance and a fast responding screen.

The display is great for producers, content creators, and gamers alike. And thanks to its architectural design, you’ll be able to connect two ultra-wide monitors to have a ready to go battle-station.

If you’re thinking about upgrading to a new monitor, let’s first dive deep into what the Samsung S34J550 has to offer in design and performance.

Specifications

  • Display: 34-Inches
  • Resolution: 3440×1440 WQHD
  • Refresh Rate: 75Hz
  • Response Time: 4ms
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
  • Brightness: 250cd/M^2
  • FreeSync Enabled
  • Stand Height, Swivel, Pivot: No
  • Stand Tilt: Yes
  • VESA Mount: No
  • I/O Panel: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 0, and 1x DVI
  • Weight: 15-lbs
Samsung S34J550 rear view of the monitor

Display Design

The design of the Samsung S34J550 is simple and yet elegant. This ultra-wide screen of a beast will have you fully immersed in gaming and your multimedia moments.

The display has medium-sized bezels, but the color makes it look like the display’s bezel-free. The overall frame is made up of a matte-black metal color, which adds to the aesthetic look of the monitor.

With an aesthetic look, the Samsung S34J550 does take up space. Due to its ultra-widescreen dimensions, it may take up a significant amount of your working space.

The stand is pretty stable when it comes to the overall foundation; you may experience a bit of wobble but nothing too significant.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to adjust the height, swivel, nor pivot due to the size of the display, but you can tilt the monitor. Also, the monitor doesn’t support a VESA mount, so there’s no option of upgrading.

The OSD panel is located in the rear of the monitor, and the monitor uses a joystick to navigate through the OSD menu. Compared to traditional buttons, the joystick makes it very convenient for users to navigate through.

The Samsung S34J550 doesn’t have built-in speakers, but you’re always better off with a set of dedicated speakers or headphones if you’re a serious gamer and user.

Aside from the OSD panel, you’ll be able to locate the I/O panel, which is located in the rear of the monitor. It consists of one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 0, and one DVI port. The panel is easy to connect and is convenient in terms of accessibility.

Samsung S34J550 side view

Performance and Design

The Samsung S34J550 is an ultra-widescreen display with a measurement of 34-inches and a resolution of 3440×1440. And the refresh rate sits at 75Hz, which is excellent for an ultra-widescreen monitor. Also, the screen itself is none reflective as well, making the monitor glare-free when facing the sun or facing a bright source of light.

The pixel density (110 PPI) is twice the size of a full HD and provides users a lot of screen real estate. With more real estate space, you’ll be able to have multiple windows open and have a lot of room to maneuver different projects, games, or even watch a movie at the same time.

And having a pixel density twice the size of a full HD monitor, you’ll be able to experience sharper images and greater image clarity on a whole new different level. The Samsung S34J550 also provides you options of switching from 16:9 (2360×1440) to 21:9 (3440×1440) in screen ratios.

Being a VA panel, the Samsung S34J550 performs outstandingly with precision and speed, which provides both producers and gamers alike to work on their craft and game with precision.

The monitor has a response time of 4ms, which is still quick for gaming. And the contrast ratio goes up to 3000:1, with a max brightness level of 250 cd/M^2. These levels are excellent for a VA panel and deliver the right performance to users. You may have to turn down the brightness level down when first opening the monitor from the box, because it’s factory calibration is set to 185 cd/m2.

Overall the Samsung S34J550 makes a great gaming monitor as well, thanks to its higher 75HZ refresh rate and a fast 4ms response time compared to the traditional 60Hz monitors.

Also, the widescreen architectural design of the Samsung S34J550 provides users the required immersive experience with a wider range of fields of view. And these will enhance all screen activity as well, which makes it excellent for both producers and gamers alike.

During fast-paced action scenes, gamers may experience a bit of ghosting and tracing. But the monitor gives you the “overdrive” option in case if you want to go overboard on the screens refresh rates. During “overdrive” mode, you may experience a little bit of motion graphic artifacts but not at a significant level.

For gamers, you’ll be able to game smoothly thanks to the display’s FreeSync feature the monitor provides. The monitor syncs in the refresh rate of your graphics card, which will eliminate both screen tearing and ghosting. FreeSync on the monitor can range around 48 to 75Hz of refresh rate.

Pros

  • High pixel density, and contrast
  • Quick 75Hz refresh rate for an ultra-widescreen VA monitor
  • Ultra Widescreen for greater screen real estate space and activity
  • Non-reflective display means no glare

Cons

  • The default stand may cause wobble when slightly moved.

Conclusion

Overall the Samsung S34J550 is an excellent, superb monitor. With its ultra-widescreen size, content producers, and gamers alike will both love the extra screen real estate and space. Users also report their productivity levels go up by using the Samsung S34J550.

The color accuracy is pretty decent for the monitor since the Samsung S34J550 is a VA panel, you’ll be able to experience both speed and quality.

Overall, the Samsung S34J550 is a state of the art display that packs powerful performances and features. The design itself will give users the best experience when it boils down to producing, projects, multimedia, and gaming.

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